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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 18 — Aug. 29, 2011
  • pp: 17609–17620

An instrument to measure the downwelling polarized radiance distribution in the ocean

Purushottum Bhandari, Kenneth J. Voss, and Luke Logan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 18, pp. 17609-17620 (2011)

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We have built a new camera system to measure the downwelling polarized radiance distribution in the ocean. This system uses 4 fisheye lenses and coherent fiber bundles behind each image to transmit all 4 fisheye images onto a single camera image. This allows simultaneous images to be collected with 4 unique polarization states, and thus the full Stokes vector of the rapidly changing downwelling light field.

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OCIS Codes
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(010.4458) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic scattering

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: June 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 8, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 8, 2011
Published: August 23, 2011

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Purushottum Bhandari, Kenneth J. Voss, and Luke Logan, "An instrument to measure the downwelling polarized radiance distribution in the ocean," Opt. Express 19, 17609-17620 (2011)

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